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I just let my property. Is it necessary to submit the Form CR109 to the Rating and Valuation Department (RVD)?

Rating and Valuation Department

The landlord/principal tenant or its representative/agent, soon after entering into a new tenancy/sub-tenancy (including both fresh letting and renewal), is advised to submit Form CR109 (Notice of New Letting or Renewal Agreement) (PDF) to RVD within 1 month from the date on which the parties –

  • entered into a new tenancy/sub-tenancy; or
  • renewed a tenancy/sub-tenancy.

RVD will endorse the CR109 within 1 month and send the endorsed form to the landlord and the tenant separately. If the principal tenant/tenant notices that details claimed by the landlord/principal tenant is different from his/her understanding, he/she may request the landlord/principal tenant to make amendment. The landlord/principal tenant shall not be entitled to maintain an action to recover rents under the relevant tenancy agreement unless he/she could provide the CR109 endorsed by RVD.


The application procedures for endorsement of the CR109 Notice of New Letting or Renewal Agreement is as follows -

Form

Form CR109 - Notice of New Letting or Renewal Agreement(PDF)
(Only one form is needed even if the tenancy includes more than one assessment number)

 

Means of Submission
  • In person or by post to RVD –
    Address: 15th Floor, Cheung Sha Wan Government Offices at 303 Cheung Sha Wan Road, Kowloon
    Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 8:15 am to 6:00 pm
  • Submit online through the Internet the Notice of New Letting or Renewal Agreement (e-CR109)
  • Note: fax submission is not accepted

 

Fees
  • Within 1 month from the date on which the parties entered into/renewed a new tenancy/sub-tenancy: Free of charge
  • After 1 month from the date on which the parties entered into/renewed a new tenancy/sub-tenancy: $310

 

Payment Methods
  • In person: Cash, cheque
  • By post: Cheque
    (Cheque should be crossed and made payable to “The Government of the HKSAR”)
  • E-Form: Online payment by PPS or Credit Card, or by a crossed cheque within 14 days after submission

 

Processing Time

About one month. RVD will return the endorsed form to both landlord and tenant.

 

Checking Progress of Endorsement

Tel.: 2150 8229 (RVD)

 

In case of inclement weather or service adjustments due to special circumstances, the opening hours may be changed. Please refer to the departmental website and the latest press releases.

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Last update: 3 May 2022
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